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Full text of "Digest of statements submitted to Committee on Ways and Means with respect to the identical bills H.R. 642, H.R. 644, relating to withholding for purposes of the income tax imposed by certain cities on the compensation of federal employees"

DIGEST OF STATEMENTS 

SUBMITTED TO 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS 

WITH RESPECT TO THE IDENTICAL BILLS H.R. 642 
AND H.R. 644, RELATING TO WITHHOLDING FOR 
PURPOSES OF THE INCOME TAX IMPOSED BY CER- 
TAIN CITIES ON THE COMPENSATION OF 
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES 



PREPARED BY THE STAFF 

OF THE 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL 
REVENUE TAXATION 




APRIL 12, 1967 



U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
77-524 WASHINGTON : 1967 JCS-3-67 



CONTENTS 



Reference to 
page in committee 
print of written 
I. Favors enactment: statements 

Treasury Department 1 

Congresswoman Leonor K. (Mrs. John B.) Sullivan 4 

Congressman William J. Green 5 

Congressman Joshua Eilberg 6 

Congressman Lawrence G. Williams 7 

Congressman Robert Taf t, Jr 7 

National League of Cities -- 8 

American Federation of Government Employees, Philadelphia, 

Pa 11,12 

American Federation of Government Employees, Upper Darby, 

Pa 11 

National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch No. 435 13 

National Postal Union, Cincinnati local _ 13 

Philadelphia Postal Union of the National Postal Union 14 

United Federation of Postal Clerks, Branch 141 T, Pittsburgh, 

Pa 14 

United Postal Workers of Western Pennsylvania 15 

Arthur R. Outlaw, mayor. Mobile, Ala 17 

Fred E. Fugazzi, mayor, Lexington, Ky 19 

Kenneth A. Schmied, mayor, Louisville, Ky 19 

H. H. Vandergriff, mayor, Mayfield, Ky 19 

Thomas T. MacDonald, mayor, Maysville, Ky 20 

Theodore R. McKeldin, mayor, Baltimore, Md 1 20 

Jerome P. Cavanagh, mayor, Detroit, Mich 22 

Thomas Kay, city manager, FHnt, Mich 27 

Harvey W. Moelke, mayor, Livonia, Mich__^ 28 

William H. Taylor, Jr., mayor, Pontiac, Mich 30 

Saginaw, Mich 30 

John W. Wolf, Jr., assistant city attorney, Saginaw, Mich 30 

Uus W. Davis, mayor, Kansas City, Mo 32 

E. L. Anderson, mayor, Springfield, Mo 33 

A. J. Cervantas, mayor, St. Louis, Mo 33 

John K. Travers, collector, St. Louis, Mo 33 

John V. Lindsay, mayor. New York, N.Y 34 

Cincinnati, Ohio 36 

National Association of Post Office Mail Handlers, Local No. 42_ 37 

National Association of Special Delivery Messengers, Local No. 3_ 38 

National Association of Postal Supervisors, Branch No. 29 38 

National Association of Post Office Motor Vehicle Employees, 

Local No. 17 39 

Joseph J. Scanlon, postmaster, Cincinnati, Ohio 40 

Al Van Hagen, American Federation of State, County, and Mu- 
nicipal Employees, Cincinnati District Council No. 51 40 

Ralph S. Locher, mayor, Cleveland, Ohio 41 

M. E. Sensenbrenner, mayor, Columbus, Ohio 41 

Dave Hall, mayor, Dayton, Ohio 42 

Thomas N. Kindness, mayor, Hamilton, Ohio 42 

Christian P. Morris, mayor, Lima, Ohio 42 

William Keen, mayor, Massillon, Ohio 43 

P. Wendell Reed, mayor, Newark, Ohio 44 

Robert C . Henry, mayor, Springfield, Ohio 45 

James L. Caplinger, city manager, Springfield, Ohio 46 

John W. Potter, mayor, Toledo, Ohio 46 



III 



IV CONTENTS 

Reference to 
page in committee 
print of written 
I. Favors enactment — Continued statements 

Warren, Ohio 47 

Anthony B. Flask, maj'Or, Youngstown, Ohio 47 

Pennsylvania League of Cities 51 

Leo J. Fetzer, tax coordinator, Allentown, Pa 52 

William H. Prosser, mayor, Altoona, Pa 57 

Bethlehem, Pa 57 

James H. Gorbey, mayor, Chester, Pa 58 

Louis J. Tullio, mayor, Erie, Pa 58 

Joseph B. Conahan, mayor, Hazleton, Pa 58 

James H. J. Tate, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa 59 

Joseph M. Barr, mayor, Pittsburgh, Pa 60 

James J. Walsh, mayor, Scranton, Pa 60 

IL Favors enactment but with no minimum population figure: 

National Federation of Federal Employees 12 

Les Gilliland, mayor, Gadsden, Ala 16 

Bernard F. Eichholz, mayor, Covington, Ky 17 

Bernard L. Grimm, city comptroller, Covington, Ky 17 

Donald C. Wintersheimer, city solicitor, Covington, Ky 18 

J. R. Crockett, license inspector, Covington, Ky 18 

Thomas L. Rice, city manager, Covington, Ky 19 

Harry Wilklow, Jr., mayor. Battle Creek, Mich 21 

M. Monte Wray, mayor. Bay City, Mich 22 

J. Wm. Little, city manager, Ferndale, Mich 26 

Mary Alberta Bennett, mayor, Jackson, Mich 28 

Arnold B. Whitney, city manager, Lapeer, Mich 28 

Madison Heights, Mich 29 

M. Don Harmon, city manager, Joplin, Mo 31 

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Mayors & City Managers Association. _ 35 

Eugene A. Yazel, mayor, Marion, Ohio 43 

D. W. Kothe, city manager, Middletown, Ohio 44 

Joseph Shea, Jr., mayor, Norwood, Ohio 45 

L. G. Rosino, city treasurer, Sandusky, Ohio 45 

Zanesville, Ohio 48 

James B. Richard, receiver of taxes, Wilkinsburg, Pa 51 

Kenneth O. Tompkins, mayor, Johnstown, Pa., chairman, Penn- 
sylvania League of Cities 58 

Richard H. Biddle, acting mayor. New Castle, Pa 59 

Wilkinsburg, Pa 61 

IIL Opposes enactment: 

Frank E. O'Brien, CPA 15 

James Clarkson, mayor, Southfield, Mich 31 

IV. Miscellaneous: 

Congressman Charles A. ^'anik, favors enactment of the bill 
contingent upon local communities structuring their income tax 

levies as a percentage of Federal income taxes paid 4 

National Federation of Federal Employees, favors enactment and 
recommends extending provisions to include withholding for all 

State political subdivisions 12 

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